Origanum vulgare L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Origanum vulgare L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Rhizomatous perennial 4–8 dm; lvs ovate, 1.5–3 cm, entire or nearly so, on petioles half as long; infl rounded or pyramidal, 5–15 cm wide, the ultimate cymules crowded; smaller bracts usually reddish-tinged; cal 2.5 mm, the lobes a fourth as long as the tube; cor purple-red to pale pink, 6–8 mm; 2n=30, 32. Native of Eurasia, intr. in disturbed sites, especially in calcareous soil, from N.S. to Ont., s. to N.C. July–Sept.

  • Common Names

    wild marjoram